Friday, December 16, 2011

Unity Friends With Flair {Dec 16th} + Holiday Giveaway

It's been more than two months since I posted to Friends With Flair and I've missed all the fun! I do have a personal giveaway so I will provide details at the end of this post. This card was one of three cards I had published in Paper Crafts Magazine's November/December 2011 issue. This one was featured as an online bonus so that is why I wanted to show it here. It uses a holiday sentiment from Samantha Walker's Greetings of Christmas. I love the sentiments in this set and could easily make an entire set of cards just using this set. I created Carrick Bend boating knots (also shown HERE) with red and green baker's twine and added clear rhinestones. The white panel is adhered to the card with foam tape.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I have a holiday giveaway of random Unity stamps! Most are brand new, never-been-inked stamps from sets that I own. I figured someone should give them love and since it's the week before Christmas there's no better time for someone to win some of Unity's fabulous stamps, right? One random winner will receive this EZ Mount 8.5" x 11" lightweight storage panel filled with Unity stamps. There are exactly 34 stamps total and you can see on the photo that they cover both sides of the panel. You must be a Follower of my blog to qualify. Just leave a comment in this post by midnight EST on Friday, December 23rd and I will announce the winner via Random.org on Christmas Day. Good luck to all! :)

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury black and white cardstock; Unity+Samantha Walker Greetings of Christmas; Memories Black ink; The Twinery Maraschino & Peapod baker's twine; SU Basic Rhinestones; foam tape

68 comments:

Sarah said...

Super sweet card! What a great design. Congrats on being published! That's awesome!
Merry Christmas!
Sarah

Karen B. said...

Congratulations on your publication, and your recent PS DT announcement! You are rockin' the crafting world!

Jen said...

Congrats on your publication! Love the card... I have to learn how to do those cool knots!

Noelle Reese said...

What a beautiful card! I love the knots and bling on the twine!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this card! The sparkles really add to it. Thanks for a great giveaway opportunity!

Annette said...

love what you did with the twine here....so awesome.. Congrats on your publication...that is so exciting...

Fun giveaway...Thanks for the chance to win...

Chunyuan said...

Congrats on your publication and the Paper Smooches DT announcement. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Holidays.

shuggy said...

so exciting!! awesome card!

Cornelie said...

Wow, really love what youy did with the twine! Great card!
Bye Cornelie

My Angel said...

Super Cute Card!! Love how you did the twine together!! Congrats on your publication!!

Thanks for the chance to win some UNITY stamps!!

~Happy Holidays~

Babe O'Mara said...

Congrats on your publication. Love the card, and how you worked the twine. Thanks for a chance at this great giveaway. I'm a follower.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

lostinpaper said...

This card is fantastic Emily! Saw your name over at PS today, a big congrats to you!
ps Thanks for the chance to win these awesome stamps!

cutiephinphin said...

Congrats on your publication and your DT spot with PS. Love how you worked the twine on the card.

Thanks for a chance to win those lovely Unity stamps.

Tejal said...

Congrats on being published and I love the way you use twine...I need to find a tutorial for that knots..
And yup..I'd like to make my Christmas special by winning some unity stamps..so thank you so much for this chance!

Julie E said...

Congrats! Great card, you are always rockin' the twine!

Heather said...

Congrats on all of your recent good news :) Love your card, those knots are amazing. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Beebeebabs said...

Congrats on your publication. Very cute card you did a nice job. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Scrapowe Sosasowisko said...

Sweet card! Congrats on being published!

Crystal said...

I love those knots in the twine, simply stunning!!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Congrats on being published - love your card - so original. What a great Christmas giveaway.

Karen said...

Hi Emily...
How are you doing GF?? I am loving seeing your cards in the magazine when it arrives. I look for you right away...big congrats on a fab year!! You sooooo deserve it.
Thanks for the chance to win..very generous.
Just want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas filled with many blessings.
hugs,
Karen

jennifer mitten said...

Congratulations! Your card is fabulous, as always! I am not here for your giveaway, though:-) I think I have almost every Unity stamp in existence now.......

Lisa said...

You and your knots, girl! Just love 'em! Congrats on your publication- it's no surprise Emily! Beautiful work :) (Please don't put me in for your give-away. Got a ton on Unity right now myself!)

TeenaBugg38 said...

WOOOT!!!! Hurrayyyy for being published!!! Thats an awesome I Christmas present huh :)

I love this card! So simple but it really makes you do a double take!

And thanks for a chance to win some unity goodies!!!

Carol McFarland said...

First, Congrats on your PS Design Team announcement! I love following your blog and will enjoy seeing your creations at PS! I have my fingers crossed that I win this Unity goody "bag!"

Margie said...

Congrats,fantastic card!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen Diebolt said...

I am a follower of your blog. I love the card, very nice work.

Vee said...

I just love the simplicity of your designs - they really make a statement! Congrats on being published.
Vee xx

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

CONGRATS on several cards being published!! LOVE the idea of using twine and gems....and then the simple sentiment! YOU ROCK, EM!!

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Congrats Emily!!
I like what you did with the twine, I'll try to remember that!
Love, Laura

Emily Keaton said...

I LOVE this gorgeous card, Emily! That's too bad it was only seen as a part of the online content, so I'm really glad you shared it here!! Those Unity stamps look fabulously fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

This card is SUPER cute! I love the way you combined the colored twine and the cutie bells!! Perfection.

Danie May said...

What a fabulous use of the coloured twine for your wonderful Christmas Card. I couldn't tie a knot like this to save myself....lol. Congrats on being published too!

Gwen said...

Emily, your design creativity is amazing! LOVE this idea! (Leave me out of the drawing, please, I see several stamps I already have.)

Glenda J said...

Fabulous card! So festive! Funny.. this is the first week I haven't done FWF in ages...
Thanks for the chance to win and happy holidays.

sharon g said...

I like how simple your card is. Thanks for showing us, and for offering your own prize! I became a follower of your blog.

Meghan said...

Congrats on your publication! Woohoo! Great card, too!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun giveaway, I spy a few that I have, but I must say my Unity stamps are in a neglected drawer and begging for some organization....

Marie-Pierre said...

Emily, you are such an inspiration!!! Long life to you, your talent and your blog, so that we can continue to enjoy!! :)

Susan said...

Gorgeous Emily! I love checking out your work. Congrats on the Publication and your Paper Smooches design team position! Woo Hoo for you!
Happy Holidays!
Susan xxox
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

luvhymns said...

CONGRATS!!!!! You made the BIG show!!!!
Woo Hoo for a chance at stamps also!!!

littlen said...

congrats on being published. love the simplicity of your card. really like the way you tied the knots in the twine. tfs. i'm a long time follower.
merry christmas to all
littlen44 at gmail dot com

onecraftymama said...

Another fabulous twine creation - Emily, you rock :) I love the dimension this card oozes - and the staggered placement of the knots & rhinestones creates so much visual interest. Love this! (and stamps giveaway? Well, that's just prime, as Connor would say)

Debbie said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the nice giveaway! (I follow the blog)

cofkris said...

I love how you made those knots. What a great card.

Evette K. said...

Wow would I ever love to win this for my b-day which is on Dec. 21. And it is a big one!!! My 60th. Love your blog. ekciampo@yahoo.com

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Beautiful card!!

Alicia said...

Sweet card and sweet stamps!!!

Meg said...

Fabulous card! Love those knots--may have to get all sailor-y up in here soon (Mr Corgi would be so proud!). What a treasure trove of Unity stamps--I should probably clean out my KOM stash, too!

canadian_liner said...

Great card! Love the use of twine, the bling and the graphic lay-out and sentiment. In your spare time (what?) could you post a tutorial on those sailor's knots? I've been thinking macrame with twine would be fun...

Lindsey said...

Awesome card, Em! I missed it on my first couple of passes through the magazine (I guess I wasn't thinking you'd be in the online bonus part) so I'll have to look again. And you know I'd happily take some Unity off your hands should Random (we're on a first-name basis now) pick me. ;)

c.darwin said...

Congrats on the publications! I have been following your blog since I found you on a Twinery blog hop earlier this year. I have loved all your projects and always get excited when you've posted something new. Thanks for sharin everything and for this fun contest too.

Leanne said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for visiting my blog & your sweet comment. I'm your newest follower now.

walchowDesign said...

Congrats on your recent publications! GReat knots on the card! Wow! Those Unity stamps look very tempting and would be happy to take care of them!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Thank you so much for leaving such a nice message on my blog! So excited to see your work, it is beautiful!!! Thank you so very much and happy to be a new follower!
Lisa
lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

Lynne in NI said...

gorgeous card! Congrats on being published and also on joining the Paper Smooches DT too! Oh, and I'd be delighted to give your stamps a new home!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Big congrats here too!!!
And what a wonderful giveaway - I love the two (small)unity sets I have - fantastic quality - so thanks so much for this chance.
/Karin

Isha said...

Superb card Emily!!! Congrats on your recent pubs. Those Unity stamps look like asking to be inked. I would love to take care of them:) Thanks for a chance to win.

Karen L said...

I am not at all surprised that you were published, because everything I see on your blog is amazing!! Love the creative way you used the bakers twine! And what a fabulous giveaway! I am crazy about Unity stamps, and I can't imagine a better Christmas Day surprise than to win this...thanks for the chance to win!
I have been an email follower for some time..love your blog!

SHartl said...

I am a big fan of Papercrafts magazine so wow, I'm impressed that you got published! Congratulations!!!
All of your projects are so creative and fresh...I love them.
I really enjoy your blog and am so grateful for the chance to win these stamps!

Jingle said...

Emily, I absolutely LOVE your card and this giveaway is so kind!

Synthia said...

Thanks for sharing - what a fun prize.

Mary-Anne V said...

I am new at card making and I just discovered your blog...LOVE your work! The stamps you are giving away would be so appreciated. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lauralee said...

You are so clever! Thanks for the eye candy and the chance to win some blog goodies!

S Haines said...

Oh Wow! Just found you and I am just stunned by all the great designs you come up with! holy nellie, girl! You've got an eye for making SMASHING cards!

Velvet said...

I really love all of your simple card sets, but this one with the two colors of baker's twine really takes the cake.

shiggy said...

You make beautiful, clean cards. Great inspiration! Happy Holidays!

Cheryl said...

Congrats! I love your eye for design and enjoy visiting your blog. Thank you for the chance to win.


Merry Christmas to you and your family!